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Seth Lugo claims AL-leading 7th win as the Royals beat A's 5-3 and move 9 games over .500

May. 18, 2024 22:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seth Lugo struck out 10 and earned his American League-leading seventh victory as the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 Saturday night. The Royals improved to 28-19, nine games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2015 season,...

Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

May. 18, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One political party is holding urgent news conferences and congressional hearings over the topic. The other says it’s a dangerous distraction meant to seed doubts before this year's presidential election. In recent months, the specter of immigrants voting...

For decades, states have taken foster children's federal benefits. That's starting to change

May. 18, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Jesse Fernandez turned 18, the federal government had paid out thousands of dollars in Social Security survivor's benefits because of the death of his mother. But Jesse's bank account was empty. The money had all been used by Missouri's...

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

GOP fighting, 50-hour Democratic filibuster kill push to make amending Missouri Constitution harder

May. 17, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — GOP infighting and a record-breaking, 50-hour Democratic filibuster on Friday killed a Republican push to make amending Missouri's constitution harder, an effort in part aimed at thwarting an upcoming ballot measure on abortion-rights. The GOP-led Senate...

Missouri inmate facing execution next month is hospitalized with heart problem

May. 17, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri inmate who is due to be executed next month has been hospitalized because of a “medical emergency,” a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Corrections said. David Hosier, 69, is scheduled to be put to death June 11 for killing a Jefferson City...

Chiefs kicker Butker congratulates women graduates and says most are more excited about motherhood

May. 16, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The commencement speaker at Kansas' Benedictine College, a private Catholic liberal arts school, congratulated the women receiving degrees — and said most of them were probably more excited about getting married and having children. Harrison Butker, the...

New Kansas abortion clinic will open to help meet demand from restrictive neighboring states

May. 15, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

A new abortion clinic will open in southeast Kansas this fall, bolstering the state’s role as a regional hub for reproductive health services whose neighbors have severely restricted access since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Comprehensive Health of Planned...

Missouri lawmakers renew crucial $4B Medicaid tax program

May. 15, 2024 13:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's GOP-led Legislature on Wednesday renewed a more than $4 billion Medicaid program that had been blocked for months by a Republican faction that used it as a bargaining tool. The bill which now heads to Gov. Mike Parson will renew a longstanding...

Terry Blair, serving life in prison for killing six women in Kansas City, Missouri, dies

May. 15, 2024 11:38 AM EDT

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — A man convicted of killing six women 20 years ago in Kansas City, Missouri, has died, the Missouri Department of Corrections said. Terry Blair, 62, was imprisoned at the Potosi Correctional Center on six counts of first-degree murder. He was taken to a hospital...